Standard Loaf Bag”
by Mrs Karen Davies
I saw this bag and thought it would be so much better than a bread bin on my worktops...how wrong was I?! I already have the potatoes bag and that's great! I have had to throw 3 loaves of bread away because after 2/3 days the bread was beginning to go mouldy. I've tried pulling the drawstring fastening tight but still goes mouldy. I'm beginning to wish I'd read the reviews before buying as I have to agree, it's not one of Lakelands best ideas. :-(
Published 20 10 2014
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If I’d had the opportunity to handle the product in the store I wouldn’t have bothered. It is just a heavy weight plastic liner inside thin cotton outer bag. For the price charged I was expecting something more exotic. I have, and use, the cloth vegetable/onion/potato bags that Lakeland sell. They’re well-made, sensibly priced and serve their purpose. This bread bag could easily be replaced by a large freezer bag which would only cost a few pence.
Published 20 10 2014
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Less than it seems.”
My husband thought he was getting something technologically sophisticated for his £7.99 - but it was just a plastic bag inside a cloth bag. After 4 days his bread was mouldy. It usually takes a week in an ordinary plastic bag. Not impressed.
Published 23 09 2014
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An Expensive plastic bag!”
I make my own bread, so no preservatives. It generally goes mouldy before we finish a loaf, so I hoped this was something special and had the technology to slove my problem. Sadly no difference, and then the bag has to go through the washing machine to get the spores out. Waste of money! Sorry Lakeland, not up to your standard.
Published 10 09 2014
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Disappointed with results.”
I bought a standard and a large loaf bag. I am very disappointed I used the standard bag for my bread maker bread and find that though the bread stays fresh it is far too soft and floppy, and difficult to spread to make a decent sandwich with. I like a crisp crust and thought these bags would be better than the Lock box I ordered earlier to store bread in, which gives bread a funny taste too. The bags make the bread even softer than the box did. I have given up on box and bags and now use tea towels to wrap loaves in. I have wasted quite a bit of money on bags and lock box so not very happy.
Published 12 08 2014
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expensive plastic bag”
Cheaper to go out and buy a plastic bag Bread mouldy after two days!
Published 08 07 2014
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Good product, works well for me.”
After reading previous reviews I eventually decided to purchase the standard size bag and give it a go. I am so glad I did as having used it for the past 3 months it has been a great success. I make my own bread and it does keep the loaves fresh for 3-4 days. Noting previous reviews, I make sure that the bag is "crumb free" and give the inside a wipe over before putting a new totally cooled-down loaf in, always making sure the top is pulled together tightly. I have not yet washed the bag, so cannot comment on that aspect, but when it does wear out I will definitely buy another one.
Published 07 07 2014
by Mrs Parsons
I bought 2 of these bags and within a week there was mold in the corners of each of the plastic linings, very disappointing.
Published 14 01 2014
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Not impressed with this item I'm afraid. My bread is not staying as fresh as the description says. Disappointed.
Published 31 10 2013
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Very disappointing I thought the bag would be of the same structure as the Potato and vegetable bag I could have made the bag myself But when in use it does keep the bread (Home made or bought) reasonably fresh with out mould Not one of Lakelands best
Published 10 10 2013
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I wish I'd seen these reviews before buying. The first 2 days are great. Bread is kept soft and great. After 2 days every loaf goes mouldy, without fail. Have tried 3 loaves, closing the bag tightly or loosely, and always left to cool before putting into the bag. I can't understand how this got past the development stage?
Published 02 07 2013
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I have been baking my own bread for six months, and using the bread keeper bag for that time. It keeps a loaf fresh for up to a week - by which time the next one has been baked! The bag works, and looks nice; I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Published 25 06 2013
a good idea...”
It does keep my homemade bread fresh. It also is attractive. I just need to make sure that I keep the bread "out" for a good while to totally cool before putting in bag or else it does sweat.
Published 09 04 2013
bit of a con”
by Neil Hunt
We regularly buy from Lakeland and find their stuff well made and functional. Having bought two of the vegetable bags I picked up the bread bag expecting similar quality. The bread bag is over three times the cost of the others but is little more than equivalent to a throw away plastic bag. (Lakelands own giveaway blue bags are a better quality) The plastic liner has the chemical smell much the same as recycled bin liners and I would not use this for fresh bread. Given the difference in quality and price between this and the vegetable bags you wonder what Lakeland's buyers are up to.
Published 03 12 2012
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Having purchased a breadmaker i found that the bread kept in a bread bin did go hard at the cut end so purchased a bread bag was surprised to find it was plastic inside but hey it works and keeps the bread fresh until eaten very pleased with it
Published 23 08 2012
This review is for an older version of this product
I bought a new bread making machine (Panasonic) and decided to also buy a bag to keep the bread fresh. The first loaf I put in was too hot and the bag sweated and made the bread wet. The 2nd loaf I cooled first and then over the next 3 days took the bread out to cut it. All very good. The 4th day the bread was covered in mould!! Not good. I will be asking for a refund
Published 16 08 2012
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buying a second”
I have been really pleased with my bread bag and am buying a second to use while the other is in the wash. I have tried other storage for bread and this is the only one that does not leave the cut edge stale. As has already been said. be careful not to forget bread is in there or you will get a splendid growth of mould.
Published 21 06 2012
It's a plastic bag”
by Mike webb
This is a very, very expensive plastic bag and as such while it does keep bread sort of fresh it certainly isn't ideal. I had stupidly assumed there was some technology here but it's a plastic bag. Definitely not worth my money or your money.
Published 12 03 2012
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Good - but be careful of mould!”
I thought the price was good and although the bread stayed as fresh as it does in the carrier bags that i usually use, it was more attractive on my worktop! The bag itself is cotton with a plastic interior and unfortunately a crust of bead was left in the bag for a week or so and it grew mould, the mould permeated the plastic liner into the cotton and even though i washed it i couldn't get the mould internally from between the layers, so had to throw the bag away. I appreciate that this is not Lakeland's fault, but i just wanted you to be aware
Published 12 03 2012
I make a lot of my own bread in a breadmaker and used to find that by the next day it had gone hard, not just stale but really hard. I thought I would try one of these bags and have been really surprised with the results, bread keeps fresh for a couple of days now till we can use up the whole loaf. A great bag!
Published 23 05 2011